Arpana’s most important focus in outreach medical camps mainly comprises of disadvantaged rural population and low-income families. For them, their health is frequently compromised by difficulty in accessing a balanced diet, clean water for drinking and lack of personal hygiene. In addition, without easy access to affordable medical services, curable diseases continue untreated for prolonged periods.
In such situations, Arpana provides hope to disadvantaged communities by organizing medical and surgical camps and by providing free/ subsidized treatment to the poor.
Arpana holds screening camps at 2 nodal centers regularly on scheduled dates, enabling us to establish close rapport with sponsors and the community. Prior publicity is carried out through health workers, print media, banners, public announcement system and during home visits. Patients needing surgery are brought to the Hospital in our vehicle, and taken back after surgery free of cost.
Arpana is also committed to the objectives of VISION 2020, the global initative for elimination of avoidable blindness by IAPB and WHO.
Arpana's Ophthalmic Outreach Work includes:
IOL for Cataract, Glaucoma, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Cornea Replacement, Neuro-Ophthalmology, Diabetic Retinopathy and Retina, & UVEA.
Magnanimous donors such as Christoffel Blindenmission, Germany, and States of Guernsey, Channel Islands, provide ophthalmic equipment and other valuable support.